The Macallan distillery has teamed up with the renowned French glassmaker Lalique once more, for the sixth and final bottle in their Six Pillars Collection. The collaboration – which began in 2005 – pairs the Scotch whisky with Lalique crystal decanters.
This final bottle is named “Peerless Spirit” and it’s a 65 year old single malt – one of the oldest and rarest released by the distillery. Only 450 bottles will be released and they’ll cost a whopping $35,000 each.
According to Forbes, eight out of ten of the top auction sales for whisky in 2014 came from The Six Pillars Collection. Only four of the Macallan “M Imperiale” Lalique decanters were made, and one of them holds the world record for most expensive whisky sold at auction: $628,000.
Macallan describes the Scotch as, “weighty and rich, with supreme balance. The aroma of honey-dipped vanilla mingles with cinnamon and dates.” Meanwhile the decanter itself is a round, pinched-perfume bottle design.